UPDATE, 5:45 AM
Because of possible torrential rains and flash floods due to tropical storm “Kabayan” (international code: 22W) and the enhanced southwest monsoon or habagat, some local government units have announced class suspensions for today, October 2.
According to the 11PM storm bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), “Kabayan” carries maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is moving west northwest at 20 kilometers per hour.
Estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 300 km diameter of the tropical storm.
“Kabayan” is expected to make landfall over Aurora province around 2 to 4 AM today.
“Kabayan” is projected to be 250 km West Southwest of Vigan City, Ilocos Sur Friday evening, eventually moving out of the Philippine area of responsibility by Saturday.
The weather bureau also placed storm warnings in the following areas:
Signal #2 (no classes until high school)
Aurora, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Benguet, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, and Nueva Ecija
Signal #1 (no classes for preschool)
Isabela, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Kalinga, Abra, Ilocos Sur, Zambales, Pampanga, Bataan, Bulacan, Rizal, Rest of Quezon, Camarines Norte, and Metro Manila
As stipulated in President Benigno Aquino III’s Executive Order 66, classes until high school are automatically suspended in areas under signal #2 while classes in preschool are canceled in areas under signal #1.
ADDITIONAL CLASS SUSPENSIONS:
San Juan City
UP TO HIGH SCHOOL
Take note that other LGUs and school administrations may suspend classes in the following hours. Please refresh The Filipino Scribe for updates.